Sunday Territorian


Psychic Jackie Gillies tells Siobhan Duck what she really thinks about her fellow Real Housewives of Melbourne cast mates


JACKIE Gillies will be swapping champagne magnums at swanky soirees for baby bottles and late-night feeds as the fi fth season of The Real Housewives Of Melbourne goes to air tonight – and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Because after a long battle with infertilit­y and many rounds of IVF, the reality star discovered she was expecting twins while fi lming the much-anticipate­d return of the Foxtel series.

While she felt exhausted and was suffering crippling back pain, being pregnant while filming had its advantages.

“One hundred per cent, nobody’s going for the pregnant lady! Nobody is coming for me this season,” she says with a laugh.

“I think they all knew that if you go after a pregnant lady, you’re just going to get trolled.”

While the other women laid off Gillies, the hot-headed and forthright star didn’t afford them the same luxury.

“This whole pregnancy has been topsy-turvy, man,” she says.

“Like, one day you’re great.

The next you’re crying, then frustrated, then extra angry. So there’s defi nitely been a couple of explosive moments from me this season.”

A profession­al psychic, Gillies was quick to pick up “vibes” about her four new castmates. And after filming with them, she found her instincts were spot-on.

Ahead of the show’s launch, she sheds some light on what to expect from each of the ladies this year.


This property developer turned therapeuti­c-tea entreprene­ur is a mother to two adult sons. Jackie’s vibe: “Expect a lot of drama. A lot of joy, a lot of being straightfo­rward about her opinions, but also a lot of relatabili­ty.”


Known as the “champagne dame”, this bubbly and outspoken alcohol importer shares an eightyear-old daughter with her fiancé Kyriacos Christodou­lou.

Jackie’s vibe: “She also brings drama, and it will be interestin­g to see how that evolves. She’s a lot of fun and has a lot of sass. I think a lot of people will enjoy her.”


A singer and Pomeranian breeder who is happily married to eye surgeon Rick Wolfe.

Jackie’s vibe: “She’s going to make you laugh with the stuff that comes out of her mouth.

She will bring the comedy.”


A corporate high-flyer who is studying for her MBA and is a mum to two kids from a previous marriage.

Jackie’s vibe: “She brings wit and she brings her cultured thoughts on life. She also brings a lot of honesty about what she’s gone through when it comes to relationsh­ips… and a lot of great fashion.”

CHERRY DIPIETRANT­ONIO This yoga instructor is a happily married mother of three who originally hails from the UK. Jackie’s vibe: “She’s an Earth angel. She’s very into health and wellness, and the flexibilit­y of that chick is out of this world, man.”


The former CNN breakfast news host moved to Australia eight years ago with her only son. Jackie’s vibe: “Some of the things that come out of her mouth – unless you know her personalit­y – they could sound shady.”



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